Stills V3

May 12, 2013

a nice little number

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 07:30
Wonderwool festival

Wonderwool festival



  1. No comment yet about your signature red from Christina yet, Zavaell Red vs Klein Blue :-)
    She is haloed by the hats and quilts which adds to the sense of concentration. I like the cuppa!

    Comment by Rex — May 17, 2013 @ 19:25

  2. Well, no need for that comment now, is there? ;-) It would be interesting to see the finished needlepoint — looks like penguins but not sure since the drawing around it looks like tree branches. So kind of her to keep her hat on while working surrounded by hats. The long crooked walking stick seems to be an important piece in this composition, but I think I’d prefer the blue book not be there at the bottom of it or that its color blended in better. The cup is a different matter, though I would guess that tea is cold.

    Comment by Christina — May 20, 2013 @ 02:08

  3. It’s interesting how other people’s comments lead to trains of thought – a bit like a caption can too. The picture itself benefits from the caption to place it outside a generic craft fair into a world of wool. The girl, sitting cooped in the confined space of her stall, still making – but we’re not sure if that’s out of creativity, boredom or a bit of marketing. Her hair falling from within her felt hat – a statement hat I think – and surrounded by her creations too. It’s easy to tell a story, but the little blue book asks other questions – she keeps a record of what she sells. Spending time in a picture allows all sorts of questions to be raised about a small slice of time.

    I agree the tea is likely cold.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — May 20, 2013 @ 22:14

  4. Thanks for all your observations. This two-day show/trade opportunity in mid-Wales is full of larger-than-life knitting grannies and eco-life-style semi-hippies loudly dressed (in wool). This woman was very much shyer than the rest and I didn’t see her look up. After Christina’s comment on the blue book, I wondered about it, particularly the blending in of the colour: despite Mike’s thoughts about its use, I’m still not sure whether it fits in or not colour-wise!

    Comment by zavaell — May 21, 2013 @ 06:37

  5. hats and wall hangings frame the person well, it has been a while but some of you may remember that I enjoy a picture with some sort of framing device.

    Comment by rhoehne — May 28, 2013 @ 10:23

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